Electropolishing & Deburring Service for AL6XN Stainless Steel Alloy

As a stronger, more corrosion-resistant alternative to other stainless steels, AL6XN is a weldable stainless steel alloy frequently used in more demanding environments. When using AL6XN for your parts, adding the electropolishing process increases their natural strength and corrosion resistance, making them last longer even in high-temperature, highly-corrosive applications.

There are certain aspects of AL6XN electropolishing that make this process different from traditional electropolishing and other metal finishing processes.

How AL6XN Electropolishing Works

Electropolishing is an electrochemical process that removes a uniform amount of surface material from a part. This eliminates a variety of surface imperfections that can contribute to corrosion. By removing the outer layer of metal, it eliminates embedded contaminants like free iron that lead to corrosion, as well as the micro cracks and pits that harbor moisture and bacteria. Electropolishing AL6XN parts makes them more corrosion resistant in the demanding environments where they are frequently used.

Through AL6XN electropolishing, these parts can benefit from maximized longevity, remaining in good condition for many years of future operation.

Electropolishing AL6XN and Sizing

AL6XN electropolishing operations are also useful for accurately sizing parts. Because this reverse-plating process removes material it can reduce the size of metal parts without causing warping or altering their proportions. The electrochemical solution ensures that the entire surface area of the AL6XN part is uniformly treated, so even small and complex parts not compatible with other sizing operations can be effectively treated.

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Medical Device Manufacturing

Our tightly controlled quality process and ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications make us the preferred partner for many medical device manufacturers across the globe. From implantable devices to surgical instruments, electropolishing is a single-process treatment that results in biocompatible, safe and ultra clean parts.

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We offer aerospace vendors and original equipment manufacturers our signature metal finishing services to increase fatigue-resistance for their metal parts, rendering them capable of withstanding the stress and corrosion that comes with long-term use. Surface abnormalities lead to part failure, but with electropolishing, parts become more reliable and long lasting.

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Our strict adherence to industry standards ensures that pharmaceutical components are electropolished in accordance with ASTM B912 and ASME BPE specifications. These products are clean and smooth, corrosion resistant and contaminant free.

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Corrosion resistance and microfinish improvement are essential for critical automotive parts, making electropolishing an increasingly beneficial option for automakers. Electropolishing both interior and exterior auto parts ensures they will resist premature failure and function at an optimal level.

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Consumer Appliance

Notable examples of appliance parts we electropolish are 400-series stainless steel alloys used in many consumer appliances. Our metal finishing services help increase corrosion resistance for these parts, and by removing the outermost layer of metal withelectropolishing the durability and longevityof these appliance components is increased.

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Food & Beverage

We have a long history of working with the food and beverage industry. Electropolishing materials for this industry eliminates the buildup of bacterial biofilms, as well as keeping the equipment free of contaminants like Salmonella. When it comes to food and beverage processing equipment, safety and cleanliness are of the upmost importance and electropolishing delivers the level of sanitation required by a number of regulatory agencies.

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics

From robotics to heavy mobile equipment, the uses of electropolishing in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry are many. By helping prevent premature part failure, electropolishing reduces the amount of downtime and increases the life cycle of these components. Proper surface finish and cleanliness is key in this industry, and electropolishing attains the finishour customers require.

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Improving conductivity and performance is just one benefit electropolishing offers for electronics parts. The surface finish is improved by as much as 50 percent, removing imperfections from the material without removing a lot of material removal from the component.

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